5 February 2024/
FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON ARTIST ACHUTHAN KUDALLUR
Ashvita’s presents a special screening of documentary films on eminent artist Achuthan Kudallur’s artistic process and journey on Wednesday, 7 February 2024 from 6.00 PM to 7.30 PM at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai.
Following the screenings, engage in a conversation between the two filmmakers, R.V Ramani and Gita Hudson, moderated by Ashvin E. Rajagopalan.
BLUE BLACK YELLOW (1995)/Directed by R.V Ramani (Duration: 5 min)
RED SYMPHONY (2005)/Directed by Gita Hudson (Duration: 1 Hour)
Eminent artist Achuthan Kudallur, the writer-turned artist is remembered for his outstanding contribution to our contemporary abstract art movement.
RED SYMPHONY, the documentary on Achuthan Kudallur was Gita Hudson’s debut film and it premiered at the Nehru Centre in London in 2005 and since then has travelled to many prestigious film festivals in India and abroad.
Known for her abstracts and paintings inspired by Indian murals, Gita Hudson has been highly influenced by temple art and culture, also believes filmmaking as an extension of fine arts and documented many famed contemporary Indian artists including eminent artists Achuthan Kudallur, Prafulla Mohanti, Yusuf Arakkal, C.Douglas and some of the senior painters who defined the Madras Art movement. Her documentaries have been screened widely in India and internationally including at Gandhi Centre, Washington DC; British Council, London and in many film festivals.